Calvin Coolidge: The American Presidents Series: The 30th President, 1923-1929
Macmillan, 2006 M12 26 - 224 pages
The austere president who presided over the Roaring Twenties and whose conservatism masked an innovative approach to national leadership
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His six years in office were a time of flappers, speakeasies, and a stock market boom, but Coolidge did not join in the fun. He worried instead about cutting taxes, balancing the federal budget. and promoting corporate productivity.
President from 1923, when he acceded to the office upon the sudden death of Warren Harding, until 1929, when he retired after forswearing a second full term, Coolidge was enormously popular throughout his tenure—an icon of his era every ...
Throughout his two terms in office, Reagan perused Coolidge speeches and biographies; after his 1985 cancer surgery, Reagan was seen in his recovery room reading a book about Silent Cal. His staff brought to the White ...
Socially, he was withdrawn; serving as vice president when the office's main duty was to lead the Senate, “he made no friends among the Senators," wrote Oswald Garrison Villard in the Nation, “and ate his lunch from a tin box in a ...
... office had grown, with the landmark 1921 Budget Act tasking the president with setting a policy agenda and accounting for its costs. The president was now an indispensable actor in keeping the country affluent, strong, and just.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HistReader - LibraryThing
As a biography, this was easy to read and seems complete (this is my first biography of Calvin Coolidge). One thing that struck me was that I got the sense Mr. Greenberg was tamping or doing his best ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - xieouyang - LibraryThing
This is a rather straightforward biography of our 30th President. The author does not seem to be very enthusiastic about his subject or his policies. The book is a reasonable introduction to the presidential term of Calvin Coolidge however. Read full review
1 Out of Plymouth Notch
2 On the Brink
3 The New President
4 Hitting His Stride
5 The Coolidge Prosperity
7 Getting Elected
8 Beyond Americas Shores